Bill and Ted Face the Music – the second sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure – reunites the titular duo (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter) nearly three decades after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and just for good measure, Death (William Sadler) is back, too.
Along with The New Mutants, this will be one of two fantasy films available to audiences when cinemas reopen in some areas on August 28 – not in Los Angeles, however. L.A. fans of Bill and Ted will have to enjoy the film via its simultaneous video on demand release – which, let’s be honest, is a much better option when one considers that the risks of sitting in a theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic are not insubstantial.
The official plot summary goes like this:
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
The film was directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), from a screenplay by franchise creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and produced by Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, and Steve Ponce.
Supporting cast includes Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy- Paine, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan , Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch